Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Hole in One

Tomorrow (June 1st) is 
National Donut Day!

"National Doughnut Day was established 75 years ago as a way to commemorate the work of The Salvation Army 'doughnut lassies' who served the treat to soldiers during World War I." {Courtesy of Krispy Kreme}

Mark your calendar ... 
and head to your nearest donut {chain} store
for a FREE donut!

♥ Vicki

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

I have only two words to say today...
Thank you!

♥ Vicki

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Have a happy day!
♥ Vicki

Thursday, May 17, 2012


There is something about fresh flowers that transforms any living space.
These gorgeous tulips were a gift to me ~ from my daughter ~ on Mother's day.
Each time I see them ... I can't help but smile! They make me so happy!!

Hope you're having a happy day, too!

♥ Vicki

Friday, May 11, 2012

May I?

May I introduce Witch Felina?

You’ll find this sweet black cat on eBay {<-- click here}!

And speaking of May...
It is one of my most favorite months of the year!

How do I love May?
Let me count the ways...

Mother’s Day is celebrated in May!
What’s not to love about a day that you don’t have to cook?!

My birthday is celebrated in May, too!
Which brings me to the other reason I love May...
birthday freebies!!
{I am a sucker for a freebie!}

Here are a few of the birthday gifts I’ve received this month simply because, at one time or another, I signed up to be included on a store or restaurant email list:

$20 gift from Vera Bradley!

$10 gift from World Market!

FREE Blizzard from Dairy Queen (when you buy one)!

A cute little post it notepad from The Container Store!

FREE Double Steakburger with Cheese ‘n Fries from Steak ‘n Shake!

FREE Birthday Brownie Sundae from Buca de Beppo!

FREE Cookie Dough from Papa Murphy’s!

$30 birthday certificate from Benihana!

FREE drink from Starbucks!

FREE bakery sweet from The Corner Bakery!

What are you waiting for?! 
Join your favorite store or restaurant email list ... 
and they just may surprise you with a special birthday offer!

I want to give you something FREE, too!
FREE shipping ... all weekend long (offer expires on May 13, 2012).

And if you are a mom, I hope you have the most fabulous Mother’s Day!

♥ Vicki

Friday, May 4, 2012

Witch Charlotte's Wares

Witch Charlotte is peddling her wares on eBay!
Thanks for peeking!
♥ Vicki

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo ... so I thought I'd share a 7-Layer Dip recipe that I made last week for Bunco. My intention was to serve the dip in individual clear plastic containers. {Of course, I found the idea on Pinterest ... which led me to a blog called: The Girl Who Are Everything! You can find the recipe there, too!!I loved the idea of individual servings ... which are festive and fun! Plus, you don't have to worry about double-dipping!! 

Individual Seven-Layer Dips

Makes about 8 individual dips

1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning
1 cup guacamole 
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
1 cup chunky salsa or pico de gallo
1 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
1/2 bunch of green onions, sliced
1 (2.25 ounce) can of sliced olives, drained
9 ounce plastic tumblers
tortilla chips

In a small bowl mix taco seasoning with refried beans. Some people prefer to mix their taco seasoning with the sour cream layer but I wanted a bright white layer so I did it with the beans.

Here's how the layers are assembled:
Layer 1: beans and taco seasoning
Layer 2: sour cream
Layer 3: guacamole
Layer 4: salsa or pico de gallo
Layer 5: cheese
Layer 6: tomatoes
Layer 7: green onions and olives

In each plastic glass, layer about 2 Tablespoons of the beans, followed by 2 Tablespoons of sour cream, 2 Tablespoons of guacamole, 2 Tablespoons of salsa or pico de gallo, and 2 Tablespoons of cheese. Make sure you drain your salsa or pico to get the excess liquid out before you pour it on. Then top with about 1-2 teaspoons of tomatoes, olives, and green onion (If making ahead of time, wait to add these toppings until shortly before serving).

Garnish with one tortilla chip. Store in the refrigerator until serving and serve with chips. Makes around 8 individual dips.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!
♥ Vicki

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Happy May Day!

Image from Graphics Fairy
When I was a child, I remember making May Day baskets. 
{I'm sure I'm really dating myself by telling you that!
We decorated little construction paper baskets or cones with ribbon ...
and filled them with flowers ... 
and hung them on neighbors' doors on May 1st

I can't hang a May Day basket on your door knob,
but I can wish you a Happy May Day!

♥ Vicki